Meet Our Howard Family Dental Team
At Howard Family Dental, our goal is simple – to preserve your teeth and gums for life. Our practice has been in business for 40+ years; since 2016, Dr. Meilin Howard has served as dentist and owner of the practice. Trust us to help you with your general dentistry needs, including teeth cleaning, dental examinations, fillings, implants, veneers, crowns, teeth whitening, fillers, and more.
Dr. Meilin Howard, Dentist and Owner
Dr. Meilin Howard, our owner, Howard grew up in Sichuan, China. An international student and recipient of a full scholarship, she graduated summa cum laude from Texas Christian University. A member of Phi Beta Kappa, she earned her professional degree from Texas A&M University College of Dentistry.
Tammi, Office Manager
Tammi Witte joined our office 19 years ago. For the first 12 years, she was our full-time hygiene coordinator and worked closely with our patients. Next, she served as our dental assistant and patient coordinator. In 2016, Tammi took on the role of the office manager.
Kourtney, Chair-Side Assistant
Kourtney Donaldson is highly trained in the use of modern dental technologies. From digital x-rays to in-office teeth whitening procedures, she is a skilled patient caregiver.
A native of Watauga, Kourtney lives in Azle with her husband and her puppy. For their honeymoon, Kourtney and her husband took a trip of a lifetime to Israel.
Rebecca, Dental Hygienist
Rebecca was born in Austin, Texas. After graduating college from Texas A&M University in 2011, she spent 3 years traveling to other countries before deciding to go back to school for dental hygiene. She graduated from Austin Community College in 2017 with a certification in dental hygiene.
She is married and has 4 beautiful girls that keep her very active.
Melinda, Treatment/Financial Coordinator
Melinda is our Treatment Coordinator. She has been in dentistry for over 25 years but insurance and treatment coordination is her specialty. Insurance can be tricky with the way they present it to patients, but Melinda is here to help with the process. Getting the patients healthy and a beautiful smile is always her top priority.
When she’s not at work you can find her on the lake with her family, rescuing or fostering Labradoodles with a rescue organization she volunteers for, or watching her daughter in her latest play or musical theater production on stage throughout the metroplex.
Angie, Dental Hygienist
Angie earned her dental hygiene degree from Tarrant County College in 2010. Her years as an executive assistant provided her with a great background to enter dentistry. Customer service, time management and working toward a goal have all contributed to her ability to provide excellent care for our patients. Angie brings advanced dental experience from her work with a periodontal group (gum specialists), mobile dentistry and several general dentistry offices. Her favorite aspect of dentistry is helping patients learn to apply good oral care habits, that make a difference in their long-term health.
Angie is married with three grown children and has two grandchildren. She and her husband provide care for her mom, who lives with them. When she is not working in dentistry, she is involved in equestrian activities or DIY projects around the house.